St. James, Shaftesbury

Percy Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Percy
Other people in this story:
Benjamin Gray
Susan Gray née Smith
Hughina L. Gray née Asher
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Portland, Dorset
Brambridge, Hampshire

Percy Gray was born on 5th May 1884 at Motcombe, Dorset, the son of Benjamin Gray and Susan Gray (née Smith). The 1901 Census shows him living with the family at 53 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset, but by 1911 he had moved to 11 Moorfield Road, Portland, Dorset. He had served previously in the Hampshire Regiment from 3rd January 1903 and, during 1911, he had joined the Territorial Reserves. He was embodied on 5th August 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as an Acting Corporal (Service No. 6722). He received gunshot wounds whilst serving in France and he was discharged on 2nd January 1916, having come to the end of his period of service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. During 1916 he married Hughina L. Asher. There were two children of the marriage. His last known address was Woodcroft Cottages, Brambridge, Hampshire. His date of death is not known.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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